Episode #013

The first installment of the Attack of the Podcast miniseries. Posted 22 Jun 2015.

Summary

The year was 2002. It had been 3 years since the Phantom Menace. George Lucas returned with his second Star Wars release: Episode II - Attack of the Clones. But did ol’ George learn his lesson and adjust to some of the issues that critics and fans had with the previous film? Is there a clear answer to what this movie is about, or rather is this a good sequel to The Phantom Menace? Who are the clones anyway, and what are they attacking?

Griffin and David (having discovered this sequel) are excited to return to their investigation, and in this week’s episode, they dive back in looking at the first 25 minutes - up until the first crazy edit (the 'hands of a clock' wipe). Join your hosts as they get reintroduced to Padmé, Obi-Wan Kenobi, Jar Jar Binks, and a now grown-up Anakin Skywalker. #TheTwoFriends discuss the assassination attempts, why Anakin has become such a jerk, and what message Lucas has inserted in the film in regards to smoking cigarettes AKA 'death sticks.' Also: should Griffin’s merch spotlight continue as a segment, and #PadmeDolezal - Yes Or No?

This is the episode when Griffin says that his agents advised him not to do a movie podcast because he is liable to say something that will cause him to miss out on potential acting roles. Thirty seconds later he states explicitly for the record that "Jurassic World's a piece of shit and I hope Colin Trevorrow doesn't hire me." Nope, Ben, don't cut that out, keep it in.

Milestones and Ephemera

  • Obi-Wan: Qui-Gon'd
  • Anakin: Obi-Wan'd
  • Suggested Anakins who would've been way better than those considered by Lucasfilm: Ryan Gosling, Heath Ledger


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